The Role of ICT in Building Smart Cities - Infrastructure
An increasing urban population drives the need for more efficient asset and resource management to ensure high-quality living to citizens. The smart city transformation is fuelled by technology advancements and the deployment of intelligence and information management systems. This study investigates how ICT can help urban communities to realise sustainable development. It focuses on three infrastructure-related smart city pillars - smart energy, smart transportation, and smart water - to show growth opportunities driven by future smart cities. The research provides a market analysis of the latest trends in those three areas and strategic recommendations to key stakeholders eyeing smart city market. The study period is from 2012 to 2020.
Provide a market and technology analysis of the latest trends in smart energy, smart water, and smart transportation in urban spaces.
Provide strategic recommendations to key stakeholders eyeing smart city markets.
Physical smart city infrastructure and related services for citizens (further referred to as smart city infrastructure):
Smart grid and smart energy customers in cities.
Smart public transportation and traffic management.
Smart urban water management.
No strict definitions for smart cities have been developed for the purpose of this analysis. The scope of the study is defined pragmatically by smart city goals, not a smart city label. The analysis focuses on three infrastructure-related smart city pillars—smart energy, smart transportation, and smart water—to show growth opportunities driven by future smart cities.
Primary research: interviews with key stakeholders including utilities, software providers, meter data management system providers, and hardware suppliers.
Secondary research: Frost & Sullivan research services, online databases, online energy, transportation, and water portals, and market participants' reports.
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